Glen Aros Country Estate, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Glen Aros is a classic New Zealand country estate. Luxury accommodation, fine dining and an idyllic setting make this the perfect escape for complete relaxation, and the ideal base for exploring Hawkes Bay. The residences are set at the end of a tree-lined driveway in gardens originally designed by famous colonial landscape architect Alfred Buxton. First impressions confirm the traditional elegance of a country homestead, with wide verandahs, sweeping lawns and peaceful rural views of the picturesque Raukawa Valley. Stepping inside the gracious 1914 home, you’ll discover it has been beautifully restored to maintain the original country charm but enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. There are spacious living rooms for convivial gatherings and plenty of private spaces for those who seek tranquillity. Glen Aros has extensive leisure and recreation facilities and offers accommodation for up to 12 guests with six tastefully appointed bedrooms.
The estate is set in two hectares of well-tended garden with mature trees, expansive lawns, and an olive grove. The gracious living rooms and grounds of Glen Aros offer a relaxing setting for a gathering of family, friends or colleagues, as well as being ideal for independent party bookings. If you are seeking solitude, you can find yourself a private nook to write, read or just sit on the veranda and soak up the atmosphere.
Facilities: In-house chef for private, casual or fine dining, Full bar and an exclusive international library wine list, Pétanque court and croquet lawn, Well-equipped gym, Independently heated spa and a heated swimming pool, with a weir and natural stone patio that seamlessly blend into the surrounding garden, Meeting room, professionally equipped, with a 12 seat boardroom quality table and adjustable leather chairs. French doors open directly to the pool and spa patio, Large recreation room with a kitchen, bar and full-sized billiard table, also opening directly to the pool and spa patio, Individually climate-controlled air conditioning and heating in each room Wireless internet access throughout, Laundry and dry cleaning, Daily newspaper, Picnic lunches and hampers on request, DVD/CD library.
Destination: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Official website: Glen Aros Country Estate
"This was a beautiful way to start our NZ trip. Glen Aros was more than I expected and the Hospitality was wonderful. We've met some great people and new friends. Thank you"
"Thank you very much! Great house, great people and great country."